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Risjord, Norman K.

Overview
Works: 60 works in 174 publications in 1 language and 7,101 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Guidebooks  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E195, B
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Most widely held works about Norman K Risjord
 
Most widely held works by Norman K Risjord
The Old Republicans : southern conservatism in the age of Jefferson by Norman K Risjord( Book )

13 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jefferson's America, 1760-1815 by Norman K Risjord( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jefferson's America takes the reader from the earliest rumblings of colonial dissent, through the crises of revolution and nation-making, to the heroic drama of the War of 1812. Risjord deftly weaves together strands of biography and social history with military and political history to depict the rich fabric of the young republic. This third edition reflects new research on a number of topics; including the role of women in the resistance to British measures; the impact of the Revolution on blacks, both slave and free; and the lot of the common soldier during the same period
Chesapeake politics, 1781-1800 by Norman K Risjord( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Jefferson by Norman K Risjord( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps the most hotly debated character in American history, Jefferson stands as an enigma representing different and often contradictory ideas. This concise biography answers many of the contradictions of Jefferson's fruitful life. Specifically, it finds continuity in his evolving philosophy of political economy. Because Jefferson was not a man intellectually tied to a single ideology, he was able to embrace competing persuasions that seem to us incompatible today. Indeed, Jefferson's rhetoric was more a matter of time and circumstance than an element of absolute belief. The Jefferson that emerges is not only a facile thinker but also a consummate politician. - Publisher
Forging the American Republic, 1760-1815 by Norman K Risjord( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representative Americans, the colonists by Norman K Risjord( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The revolutionary generation by Norman K Risjord( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Risjord divides this book into three sections, each exploring one of the era's dominant themes. The first section, "Nation Builders," follows the careers of military men such as George Washington and Francis Marion and examines life on the homefront through the eyes of Abigail Adams. The section headed "Character Builders" examines the lives of people who sought to mold an American national character, men such as Charles Willson Peale, Benjamin Rush, and Noah Webster. The last section explores the paradox that the Revolutionary generation also gave birth to an empire in which a self-governing people ruled, sometimes tyranically, over others. - Publisher
Dakota : the story of the northern plains by Norman K Risjord( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The northern plains are often ignored by the rest of the nation or, if not, are mentioned in the context of the weather, Mount Rushmore, or the Black Hills. However, North Dakota and South Dakota have a colorful past--and present--deserving of greater recognition. Norman K. Risjord relates the remarkable histories of these two states, from the geological formation of the Great Plains to economic changes in the twenty-first century. Risjord takes the reader on a journey through the centuries detailing the first human inhabitants of the northern plains, the Lewis and Clark expedition, homesteading and railroad building, the political influence of the Progressive movement, the building of Mount Rushmore, and Wounded Knee II. Included are stories of such noteworthy characters as French explorer Vérendrye, the Lakota leader Red Cloud, North Dakota political boss Alexander McKenzie, and South Dakota Democrat George S. McGovern. Despite the shared topography and the rivers that course through both states, the diverse reactions of the two states to the challenges of the twentieth century provide opportunities for arresting comparisons. This captivating look at the Dakotas' geography, ecology, politics, and culture is essential reading for Dakotans and those interested in the rich history of this important region."--Page 4 of cover
The colonists by Norman K Risjord( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This updated volume of "Representative Americans" highlights three generations of colonial Americans, men and women who founded, shaped, and coined traditions of this country. This is a glimpse into a time of empire and frontier, religion, and science. The breadth of this experience is represented in the book's three sections. "Pathmarkers of the Empire" are represented in the first section. Captain John Smith and Nathaniel Bacon, though living half a century apart, were frontier soldiers shaping relations between Native and European cultures. William Bradford and William Penn came to America, also half a century apart, hoping to found a community of the righteous. In the book's second section, "Swords of Empire," the imperial, triangular contest among Britian, France, and Spain for supremacy in the New World is explored. "In the vanguard of the empire were the fortune hunters," Risjord writes. Among these "Caesars of the Forest" were Pierre Esprit Radisson and his merchant brother-in-law Medard Chouart who traversed the wilds of Canada in search of the elusive Northwest Passage. The book's final section, "Bridges of Empire," presents, among others, Cotton Mather and James Logan, who stood poised between an older order of religious humility and a newer one of political will which would later blossom into national identity. - Publisher
Representative Americans, the romantics by Norman K Risjord( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A popular history of Minnesota by Norman K Risjord( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights the historical significance of Minnesota's natural resources--the bountiful north woods, the treasured iron ranges, the impressive Mississippi waterfall on which the Mill City was built. It details the powerful marks left on the state by such luminous figures as Oliver H. Kelley, founder of the national Grange movement, Hubert H. Humphrey, champion of civil rights, and Betty Crocker, aid to homemakers everywhere. Lively side trips outline noteworthy subjects, from the Kensington runestone to the devastating forest fires of the 1890s and 1920s, from the rise of the Mayo Clinic to the preservation of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Handy travelers' guides highlight historic destinations for readers who enjoy seeing where history happened
The Civil War generation by Norman K Risjord( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shining big sea water : the story of Lake Superior by Norman K Risjord( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historian Norman K. Risjord offers a grand tour of Lake Superior's remarkable history, beginning with the lake's cataclysmic geological birth. He explores the lives of native peoples along its shore before European contact and during the fur trade, showing how the lake functioned as an unusual "blue water highway" for Indians, early explorers, industries, and settlers. He outlines the development of such cities as Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; Ashland, Wisconsin; and Two Harbors, Minnesota, and tells the fascinating histories of lifesaving lighthouses and famous shipwrecks. In the final chapter, Risjord looks to the future, offering an account of the environmental and economic challenges faced by America's largest freshwater lake. Interspersed throughout the book are handy tips for travelers, highlighting historically significant sites that illustrate key pieces of Lake Superior's natural and human history; including national lakeshores in the United States and provincial parks in Canada."--Jacket
Wisconsin : the story of the Badger State by Norman K Risjord( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giants in their time : representative Americans from the Jazz Age to the Cold War by Norman K Risjord( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the 1920s to the end of World War II, the American experience was one of unbounded optimism, monumental achievements, and tragic loss. In Giants in Their Time, the latest volume in the Representative Americans series, noted historian Norman K. Risjord uses biographical sketches to create a composite portrait of the United States during this exciting, and trying period."--Jacket
America, a history of the United States by Norman K Risjord( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Builders of Annapolis : enterprise and politics in a colonial capital by Norman K Risjord( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People and our country by Norman K Risjord( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A textbook history of the United States with review material and a glossary
America, a history of the United States by Norman K Risjord( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insights on American history by Norman K Risjord( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Jefferson's America, 1760-1815
Alternative Names
Risjord, Norman K.

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English (101)

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Thomas JeffersonRepresentative Americans, the colonistsThe revolutionary generationThe colonistsRepresentative Americans, the romanticsA popular history of MinnesotaThe Civil War generationShining big sea water : the story of Lake Superior